Zip Books is a program that is a grant funded, patron centered, book ordering program that allows patrons to order books that they would like to see in the library that is not currently in the library's collection.
This program is limited to physical books (regular and large print format) and audiobook (books on CD) orders only.
Orders are placed through Amazon and sent directly to your home mailing address, wherein said items will be checked out to your library account until they are returned to the library.
When items are returned, the library staff will evaluate them with the potential of adding them to the collection.
**During the library closure this form will be active for online requests for Zip Books without the need to request in person. We do ask that you verify your mailing address in the form so that we can ship the item to the correct address. This will be the only personal information required with this secure form.**
Please fill out the form below as complete as possible. Please verify first if item can be purchased at Amazon.com. As this is a grant funded program, items are purchased based on the following conditions: Item cost is capped at $50 for books, $75 for audiobooks, and publication is older than three months. Only books and audiobooks can be requested. Please place one item request at a time. The Beaumont Library reserves the right not to add items to our collection based on our selection policy.
Zip Books requests will not be processed starting Saturday, May 22, 2021.
At this time, Zip Books funding for the 2022 fiscal year is uncertain.
Funding for Zip Books comes from the California State Library and as of right now, it is the unknown if there will be funding provided to continue the Zip Books program.
Check this page for more information in mid-June for updates on the future of the Zip Books program.
Zip Books requests submitted after Saturday, May 22, 2021 will be processed when Zip Books funding has been restored.
Thank you for your patience.
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